Hi! It’s that time again! This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge, small bites to celebrate big events, has got to one of my favorites! Everyone lo
ves bite sized treats. They are just so darn cute!
And this is not just any challenge. Recipe ReDux celebrates their 1 year anniversary! I have been happy to be part of ReDux from day one. It has gotten me to challenge myself, have more fun in the kitchen, and meet fabulous bloggers (and cooks) along the way!
My recipe this month is inspired by one of my favorite childhood summer treats, the ice cream sandwich. We had an ice cream truck drive down our cul de sac once in a blue moon. When it did, an ice cream sandwich topped my list of favorite sweet treats. This is the perfect dessert to make into popable (it’s a word, right?) bites as any ice cream sandwich eaters know; it can get a bit messy.
This recipe is also a tad bit healthier. I substituted white flour for whole wheat pastry flour along with using natural peanut butter for the cookies. Although the texture was slightly different, the taste was still there! Peanut butter perfection!
Mini Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches (makes over 20 minis)
For peanut butter cookies:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
For assembly of sandwiches:
- Slow churned vanilla ice cream (or favorite ice cream)
- Chocolate pieces, chopped thin
Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars.
Beat in egg.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Stir into batter.
Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
To make minis, use about a teaspoon of dough and roll into ball. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. .
Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 7-8 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake
They are too cute!
Once the cookies are baked, you are ready to assemble the sandwiches!
Start by chopping up chocolate pieces. You could also try rolling the sandwiches using mini chips too.
Get your ice cream of choice ready to scoop.
I totally forgot to take a picture of the assembly, but scoop the ice cream between two cookies and roll into chocolate.
The final result!!
I made these minis for Father’s Day (hence the pb cookie..dads fav!) and they were a hit! I loved that they were so simple to eat.
I still can’t get over the size!! Doesn’t it just make you want to smile.
The perfect treat for those hot summer days. ENJOY!
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Thanks for reading!
What was your favorite childhood treat growing up?